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Geneva Forecasts A Political Earthquake On June 26

The pivot, the momentum, dear I stipulate, critical mass has been reached vis-à-vis the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI), which was published earlier last week. The larger hearing had begun this morning in Geneva, the epicenter of political earthquake reigning down on the PFDJ, it is panic time. Of course, we have seen yesterday the…

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“Pre-figurative Politics” Of The Eritrean Lowland League

The birth of Eritrean Lowland League (ELL) has its sociopolitical and historical trajectories that necessitated it. Seeing ELL outside that scope is tantamount to chasing wild goose. The preoccupation with the name is an obvious hurdle given the nature of Eritrean politics. Eritrean body politic seems to gravitate toward this tainted world of perfunctory, trivially…

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Betrayal And Predicament Of An Eritrean Artist

“During the struggle era [Pre-Independence] I was also painting, telling the story of the struggle, the culture of the people and scenes of battles, and such works. My concern was to make sure that I reflect my ideas properly to achieve my goal of getting the message of the struggle across.” […] “…In 1997, [six-years…

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Why Do We Write?

“We write to tell the truth. We write to know who we are. We write to find our voices. We write to save the world. We write to save ourselves. We write so that when we look back and see that moment when we were totally clear, completely brilliant, and astoundingly wise, there is proof…

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Eritrea: The Suppression of God

Collected thoughts here and unfinished ideas there; quoted materials saved somewhere in the hard drive or somewhere in some thumb drives long abandoned. The mind furiously searches for those items whose time has come for developing into one readable note or perhaps into one piece worth contemplating for.  Ismail Omer Ali’s and Amnauel Hidrat’s recent…

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Eritrean Parallel Religious Lines

The roots and branches of Eritrean Diaspora seems to point to the mistrust that lingers stemming from their religious parallel lines – Christianism vs. Islamism – any other isms can amicably be ameliorated once this colossal issue is handled with sensitivity, care, and tenderness it so deserves. The other roots and branches that get in…

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A Human Rights Lawyer Vs. A Trained Healer

The perversion and the Orwellian double speak has reached a new summit. Now some young Eritrean professionals in Diaspora, the supposed trained healers are turning into accessories to the executioners in Eritrea. Presumably those who aspire to become professional healers are there to heal the ill, the frail, and the unhealthy as they ease the…

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Eritrea Does Not Allow for anyone to Unbound

My Sundays begin at dawn, not with reading newspapers, but with listening to one of my favorite National Public Radio (NPR) programs, This American Life. I enjoy listening because it brings stories that one wouldn’t hear anywhere in the mainstream media and one cannot find anything better than this program if one wants to stay…

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Eritrea’s Prospect: Joining The league Of Hybrid Regimes

13 Jun 2015 Amanuel Hidrat Comments (36)

The war against superstition and totalitarian mentality is an endless war. In Protean form, it is fought and refought in…

Isaias' State Visit To Sudan Without A Photographer

11 Jun 2015 Gedab News Comments (143)

Almost ten days after Isaias Afwerki missed Omar AlBashir's swearing-in ceremony, on June 11, the official Eritrean government website posted…

EXCERPTS FROM THE PENCIL: Sept. 2000 - Sept.…

10 Jun 2015 Awate Team Comments (5)

The following are editorial excerpts from The Pencil covering the first year of awate.com's life, between September 2000 to September…

The Games Of Dictators

08 Jun 2015 Ismail Omer-Ali Comments (118)

In this article, I want to elaborate on the theme I started with in my previous article, "Recognizing The Games…

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